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Source: TheRegister.co.uk - Posted by Benjamin D. Thomas   
Security The year 2005 in net security will likely be remembered as the year of the Sony rootkit DRM controversy. In other ways the last 12 months continued the trend of profit becoming a primary driver for the creation of computer viruses. The last 12 months also witnessed a number of high-profile cybercrime prosecutions, including the sentencing of NetSky author Sven Jaschan.

Targeted Trojan attacks - as opposed to computer worm outbreaks - became a greater concern. Unlike the more indiscriminate assaults by viruses and worms, Trojans can be delivered with precision to target organisations via email attachments or links to websites. Spyware (invasive programs that monitor user's surfing habits and send data back to hackers) also proved a major headache. Meanwhile Microsoft continued to bolster its effort to improve the security of Windows machines, an ongoing initiative that saw it make a number of acquisitions and announce its entry into the consumer security market for the first time. Browser vulnerabilities were a prominent problem all year.

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